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Papa's Pantry

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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515 Van Horn St, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Highway man

Real authentic Mexican food.good location. Clean dining area. Needs a little upgrade on tables and seats.very safe place to eat.State patrol officers(about 10 troopers at a time) stop there for lunch and border patrol stop there for supper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Highway M
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Hereford, Texas
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved papas pantry! Got some breakfast food to go with coffee and it was the best food we have had on our trip so far. Very fresh homemade tasting yet delicious! We got the huevos rancheros and the chorizo egg burrito! Awesome! Great service as well!

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Thank amygal3
Hereford, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real authentic Mexican food.good location. Clean dining area. Needs a little upgrade on tables and seats.very safe place to eat.State patrol officers(about 10 troopers at a time) stop there for lunch and border patrol stop there for supper.

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Thank Highway M
Fredericksburg, Texas
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236 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely a dump. It does NOT look clean or sanitary at all and the bathrooms are disgusting. We ordered a combo plate and a steak fajita salad. The combo plate was terrible, greasy and lacking any flavor. The steak fajita salad was actually very good so they do know how to prepare some of their menu propetly.... More 

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Thank BILL A
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Tonight we ordered the Beef Fajita plate, Green Chili Enchiladas and a Smothered Burrito with red sauce. The food came in a timely manner but it really lacked flavor. The sauce and refried beans literally tasted like they were just warmed from a can. The beef Fajita meat and the chicken tasted really cheap. The tortillas were good. They were... More 

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Thank Nichola M
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Excellent tex/mex food in a very basic setting with extremely pleasant staff. Nothing fancy but very tasty.

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Thank 86HelenL
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The gentleman at our motel desk suggested Papa's Pantry for breakfast. He did not lead us wrong! We enjoyed a delicious early morning meal here. The server was cheerful and the coffee and food yummy! What more could one ask for?

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Thank Sandee D
Atascadero, California
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547 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Really nice Chili Verde. Lets start there and move forward. The Place is in Van Horn. The Choices are limited in Van Horn. There is nothing but sage brush, lizards, crosswinds, damaged guard rails, and dead animals on the side of the road for a long long way along the I 10. We were recommended this place by the fanciest... More 

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4 Thank CharleySays
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this small place just off I-10 for breakfast on our way east. Prices are very modest and food was good. Better than a fast food place but service was slow.

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Thank Marianne T
Buckeye, Arizona
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I haven't eaten at this restaurant often on for a decade. If they are open when I arrive in Vanhorn that's where I have my meal. Hardy portions with good flavor of note as they tend undersold things so you can adjust the seasoning to your taste. Good solid Mexican and American meals bargain price cheerful staff

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Thank gemstoneking
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on our way thru looking for something to eat other than fast food. Saw this cafe and noticed several vehicles parked outside. It was this or Wendy's at the Pilot. Walked in on at 2.04pm today, which is a Saturday. Sat down in a restaurant full of people to be informed that they are already closed. Are you freaking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Van Horn St, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: 432-283-2302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?